Dartmoor Arts Project

Stone carving at dartmoor arts project workshop 2013

Dartmoor Arts is an artist led organisation founded in 2006 with the idea of combining lively critical debate with the very best teaching of skills and techniques. We host a busy summer school week as well as a year round programme of creative workshop events and artists' talks, bringing excellent speakers and tutors to the South West.

A programme of short courses and workshops is taking place in 2016.

Our Summer Schools take place in Drewsteignton, just a few miles outside of Exeter and should resume in 2017, subject to funding. Next July we again aim to welcome a vibrant community of artists, architects, designers and makers drawn from all corners of the UK and beyond. The summer school provides a creative and supportive environment for emerging and established artists to develop their work and learn new skills.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Association or society

Opening hours

Dartmoor Arts Project hosts creative workshops and artists events in different venues. Please contact them or check the website for details of events, times, dates and booking.

Admission charges

Please visit the Dartmoor Arts Website for information about course and events costs, booking and bursaries

Additional info

Please see our website for specific locations for workshops which vary.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Stonemasonry tools, Dartmoor Arts workshop

Introduction to Stonemasonry - workshop

  • 7 — 8 May 2016

A comprehensive introduction to the skills, techniques, tools and purposes of stonemasonry with 2 experienced tutors, Trevor Clarke and Ben Martin. You will learn how to use and maintain tools, practice masonry and letter carving techniques and can work on a project of your own, carve an inscription or a 3D piece, or both. All materials and tools are provided. The course will include a tour of Castle Drogo, currently undergoing extensive restoration.

The course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those with some experience and is with a view to encouraging young people to consider it as a career option, also for anyone wishing to gain or extend their experience of working with stone.

10am - 5pm each day.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Castle Drogo
Stone Lane

Additional info

National Trust





Dartmoor Arts Project
Veet Mill Farm, Crockernwell


Details of the Dartmoor Arts Project including archive of past courses, galleries, tutor information, current events and workshops and online booking forms including available bursaries.





01647 281295

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